Important Deadlines

FIRST YEAR IN BBSP

  •     LABORATORY ROTATIONS I: begins second week of September
  •     LABORATORY ROTATIONS II: begins first week of January
  •     LABORATORY ROTATIONS III: begins third week of March
  •     SELECT RESEARCH ADVISOR: completed no later than June 1

SECOND YEAR

  •     GRANT WRITING COURSE BIOC 712:  take course during Fall semester (PhD students only)
  •     FORM 5 MEMBER THESIS COMMITTEE:  before March of Spring semester
  •     SPECIFIC AIMS TO THESIS COMMITTEE:  submitted no later than March 15
  •     (committee will return feedback and approval)
  •     THESIS PROPOSAL TO THESIS COMMITTEE:  submitted no later than April 25
  •     (students will be notified regarding the date of the oral exam)
  •     COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE ORAL EXAMINATION

THIRD YEAR

  •     FIRST ANNUAL THESIS COMMITTEE MEETING:  completed on or before February 15
  •     COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION

FOURTH YEAR

  •     SECOND ANNUAL THESIS COMMITTEE MEETING:  completed on or before February 15